Escape From Planet Earth Poster Has Freaked Aliens Fleeing

Alien from Escape from Planet Earth
(Image credit: Blue Yonder Films)

Pop culture regularly paints extraterrestrial aliens as forces of evil, creatures who want nothing more than to kill every last living soul on the planet and steal every resource we have. But there is a section of science fiction devoted to the opposite side of that coin - where aliens are actually innocents who are captured, tortured, killed and autopsied by large, mysterious government organizations. While perhaps not as dark as what you're thinking of, the new animated family film Escape From Planet Earth falls into the latter category.

Directed by Cal Brunker, who previously worked as a storyboard artist on films like Despicable Me and Ice Age: Continental Drift and is making his feature directorial debut, the film has an all-star voice cast that includes Brendan Fraser, Rob Corddry, Jessica Alba, Sarah Jessica Parker, James Gandolfini, Kaitlin Olson, Jane Lynch and more. The first trailer made its way online last month, but now the first poster has arrive in advance of the film's February 14th release date. You can scope out the one-sheet below and click to see it in high-res over in our database.

Escape From Planet Earth follows the adventures of Scorch Supernova (Fraser), an alien from the planet Baab who is considered to be a hero by most and regularly hangs around with his more nerdy brother Gary (Corddry). When an SOS call goes out from a well known dangerous planet - Earth - Scorch ignores all warnings and goes for the rescue. The problem is that the SOS call was actually a trap set by the government at Area 51 who take the alien hostage. With no choice left, it's up to Gary to rescue his brother and get him back home. For more about the movie, head over to our Blend Film Database.

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